August 16th, 2017
Saturday, August 26th, 5-8
Hemlock Cottage

Don't miss this celebration of everything summer and fun. Wear what you like, but be ready to have a great time mingling, listening to live music, enjoying delicious hors d'eouvres, and sipping fancy cocktails.
Tickets are $45 and include a free glass of bubbly.

or call the Chamber at 250-752-0960
You do not have to be a member of the Chamber to attend!

Mark your calendars for the first Qualicum Beach Makers Faire!
Saturday, September 23rd, 9am - noon
Qualicum Beach Community Hall

The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce is looking for makers - anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience. We are hosting a Maker Faire in order to showcase the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers.

There will be some opportunities for for demos on stage, so please let us know if you are interested in booking one for your project.

Costs for a booth are $30 (exhibition table), $40 if you are selling any product. Makers are permitted to share booths.

To get your own booth space please call 250-752-0960 or

Deadline for booking is September 9th.
Win a Trip to Oktoberfest, in Germany! 

Raffle tickets now on sale, in support of the Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach. 
1st Prize - $2000 Travel Voucher with $500 spending money
2nd Prize - Napoleon Prestige natural gas bbq

To be drawn at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, October 13th, 2017 at 9pm during Oktoberfest. Need not be present to win. 

Call the Qualicum Beach Chamber at 250-752-0960 or Norm and Marion Watts to purchase tickets. Also available at the Qualicum Beach Visitor Centre or Rotarian members. 

Businesses - there are sponsorship opportunities for Oktoberfest, please contact the Chamber at 250-752-0960 if you would like to learn more.

47th Annual Lighthouse Country Fall Fair
Sponsored by BowHorneBay Community Club. 
In Qualicum Bay at the Lighthouse Community Center September 2nd from 10-4. 

A great family event with activities for all ages. 
Eats from various food trucks and concessions. 
Kids under 12 FREE admission and all kids activities. Petting zoo, pony rides, mini train, bouncy castles, Malahat Marauders, British Cars, Fire Trucks, vendor and service club booths, two stages with music all day. Check out the Fall Fair exhibits from the talented locals who submit entries.
88.5 The Beach Interview Schedule  Aug 15 - 25
Interviews air at 8:40 am unless noted otherwise.

Tue 15 - SOS: Chris Morrissey, Renee Caulder & Jolene Swanson
Wed 16 - Kim Burden, Parksville & District Chamber
Thu 17 - Barb Read & Duane Round: Inclusion Parksville golf tournament Sept 16
        9:40 - Cheryl Dill with the last Beach Fest update
Fri 18 - Jamie Black - Wild Craft Play 'scool
        9:40 - events with Bill Dean
Mon 21 - Parenting expert Amber Scotchburn (topic tba)
Tue 22 - Mindful Moment with Diane Hancox
Wed 23 - Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers with Michael Garland
Thu 24 - Sharon Welch: Forward House Dragonfly Dinner Sept 20
Fri 25 - Shanan St. Louis, Minds in Motion Coordinator, BC Alzheimer's Society
         9:40 - events with Bill Dean

To book on The Beach morning show with Dave Graham call 250-248-4211 or